Strike underway in French Polynesia at 4 luxury hotels

3:07 pm on 29 November 2019

A strike is underway at French Polynesia's four Intercontinental hotels over the sacking of four employees in Moorea.

Intercontinental Hotel Moorea website.

Intercontinental Hotel Moorea. Photo:

After inconclusive negotiations this week, six unions have joined the stoppage, which had already been started at the Intercontinental Hotel in Moorea.

However, reports say only few hotel staff have stopped work.

The four staff were dismissed in August after a female employee alleged they had raped her months earlier.

However, a police investigation has since failed to establish any wrongdoing and the case has been closed.

The hotel is refusing to re-employ them while the unions say their dismissal is unacceptable.

The strike notice also raised employment conditions at the hotels on Bora Bora, on Tahiti as well as the top resort on Tetiaroa, The Brando.

An earlier 45-day strike over the dismissal of the four reportedly incurred the Intercontinental Moorea losses of $US2 million.

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